Last night I finally finished the first panel for Peggy Tudor!!
Here it is.
One down, and "only" 15 more to go.
That's 5 each front and back, plus 3 for each sleeve.
So this is just the first big milestone.
I've got some *serious* knitting ahead of me.
But it's lots of fun (even if the pattern requires a bit of concentration).
This will be the center back.
As you can see, there's a partial motif at the top (18 out of 44 rows).
That's in order to allow the center *front* to end on a complete thistle at the neckline.
So this panel consists of (5 x 44) + 18 = 238 rows.
It is a long skinny panel.
I love the elegantly undulating edges with their touch of lace.
They will become a striking feature of the finished sweater.
Of course, what I have here is a LONG SKINNY PICTURE to mark the occasion.
Hence the short, choppy paragraphs, because I needed to fill the space.